I have always been unbearably uncomfortable with mascots. Tonight I saw a video on Facebook of a sport mascot absolutely slaying the gesticulation game. I can appreciate the art of movement and gesture that some professionals have mastered. Even their costume design is done to evoke jaunty responsive movement to maximize visual communication. There is art in it.
Anyway, I have gained a lot of respect for professional mascots today. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone, ours is in conjunction with Anglo/Germanic harvest festivals of olde, among other large areas of uncertainty such as rebellions between Upper and Lower Canada and such, and not the squashing of indigenous cultures so there's that. And a lot of turkey, of course.